Protesters under lockdown delay hearing on Songkhla mega project

Public hearings on an industrial mega project in the southern province of Songkhla have been postponed after locals and activists – led by a 17-year-old – warned that a nationwide coronavirus lockdown could see the plans approved with little scrutiny.The hearings for a Special Economic ...

SEZ, EEC perks get cabinet nod

The cabinet on Tuesday approved additional tax measures to boost private investment in 10 special economic zones (SEZs) and the flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).Government spokeswoman Naruemon Pinyosinwat said one of the two measures is a reinstated corporate income tax of 10%, down from 20%. ...

Chatrudee Theparat

Cabinet nods to plan for Bt18.7 bn economic zone in Songkhla

The Cabinet on Tuesday (January 21) approved the development plan of a special economic zone in Chana district of Songkhla province, costing Bt18.7 billion, said Deputy government spokesperson Ratchada Dhanadirek.The investment will cover building of a city, a deep sea port, water and land transportation ...

The Nation Reporter

Special economic zone eyed in South

The procurement of land for a special economic zone in the South will be proposed during a mobile cabinet meeting on Tuesday.Benjathip Choodum, Narathiwat’s director of strategic development and information, said the proposal for 12 projects in Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat will be presented to ...

Mongkol Bangprapa

IEAT targets new Sadao SEZ investment of B20bn

The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) is confident a new special economic zone (SEZ) in Sadao, Songkhla will be able to attract investment worth 20 billion baht and create roughly 6,000 jobs. The Sadao SEZ will start development in the fourth quarter, said Somchint ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Special Economic Zone plan for Trat province raises concerns of pollution, loss of coastal livelihoods

In 2015, the Government of Thailand launched a plan that designates 10 border provinces as “Special Economic Zones (SEZs)”. Trat, situated adjacent to Cambodia, is one of the 10. Specifically, Mairut together with Khlong Yai and Hat Lek sub-districts have been earmarked as the eastern ...

Phurinat Chotiwan

The Treasury Department is preparing to auction 5,818 Rais of land for private investors to invest in special economic zones.

Mr. Potchara Anantasilp, Director General of the Treasury Department disclosed after conducting field visit to the State Property area in Ban Kao sub-district, Muang district of Kanchanaburi province, which will be developed as a special economic zone. He said after the Army returned the area ...

Ministry of Public Health to include migrant labor in 10 special economic zones into the health system

Ministry of Public Health accelerates the introduction of Burmese, Laotian and Cambodian migrant workers and followers to the health system. Recently, the migrant workers purchased 1.5 million health insurance cards based on the Cabinet resolution by piloting in 10 provinces in the special economic zones.Keep ...

Kanchanaburi accelerates development of special economic zone.

At 3:00 PM on December 25, Mr.Sak Somboonto, Governor of Kanchanaburi province revealed preparation for the establishment of Kanchanaburi Special Economic Zone. According to the order of the Head of the National Peace and Order, land acquisition for use in the special economic zone was ...

National Human Rights Commission-Academics jointly oppose against the use of local world’s wetland to set up as Chiang Rai Special Economic Zone.

Establishment of Chiang Rai Special Economic Zone has been facing a delay. Recently, residents in Boon Ruang sub-district jointly opposed the use of community forest to set up Chiang Rai Special Economic Zone. This is mainly because they fear of possible impacts on the surrounding ...

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